Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi
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Treaty of Waitangi

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  • On the 29th of January 1840, Lieutenant Governor William Hobson arrived inNew Zealand 
  • Kia Ora Welcome To New Zealand
  • Forty-five Days Before Coming To New Zealand
  • It was Hobson’s job to decide on the wording of the Treaty that he had been instructed to make with the Maori chiefs
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  • On Wednesday, February 5th, over 400 Maori attended a meeting in front of Busby’s house at Waitangi
  •  Whakarongo 
  • They listened to the Treatybeing read in English by Hobson, and in Maori by Henry Williams. Avigourous debate followed and many chiefs made it obvious they did not wantto share power. 
  • The chiefs decided to sign the Treaty the following day. On Thursday, February 6th 1840, over 40 signatures or marks were appended to the Maori text of the Treaty.
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  • Missionaries and officials carried the Treaty around the country and more than 500 chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi at approximately 50 meeting places.
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